Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 56

Thread: Glenn's heritage?

  1. #1
    Border Desperado AEW21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Metro-Milwaukee
    Posts
    312

    Default Glenn's heritage?

    One of those random questions rolling about my brain--what is his background? The surname "Frey" sounds Scottish to me (as does Glenn), though I thought I read from one of you fine posters that he (also) has German heritage...?

  2. #2
    Stuck on the Border GlennLover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Posts
    5,912

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    Glenn does say in the Strange Weather video filmed in Dublin that he of Irish decent through one of his grandmothers. In one of the After Hours interviews he said that he was of Irish, English, Scottish (I believe) & one other which I can't recall. It might have been German.

  3. #3
    Stuck on the Border zeldabjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Buffalo NY
    Posts
    5,654

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennLover View Post
    Glenn does say in the Strange Weather video filmed in Dublin that he of Irish decent through one of his grandmothers. In one of the After Hours interviews he said that he was of Irish, English, Scottish (I believe) & one other which I can't recall. It might have been German.
    that's exactly what I am...Irish, English, Scottish, German....

  4. #4
    Stuck on the Border VAisForEagleLovers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Ridin' with Lady Luck in Kentucky
    Posts
    11,013

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    Me, too! Along with a little Welsh. OK...I'm a mutt.
    VK

    You can't change the world but you can change yourself.

  5. #5
    Border Desperado AEW21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Metro-Milwaukee
    Posts
    312

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    Knew you Glenn experts would have an idea--thanks!

  6. #6
    Moderator Ive always been a dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Cruising down the center of a two-way street in VA
    Posts
    18,730

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    I'm from an Irish and German background as well - don't think I have any English or Scottish in the bloodline, but you never know. Hey maybe, we're all Glenn's kissing cousins!

    "People don't run out of dreams: People just run out of time ..."
    Glenn Frey 11/06/1948 - 01/18/2016

  7. #7
    Stuck on the Border Outlawman13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Eagle 9
    Posts
    4,533

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    LOL mmm kissing cousins sound very good!!!!! I'm from a Czech, Irish, German decent.. LOL I feel like I'm just a mutt. LOL

    You came along and changed my life Glenn!!

  8. #8
    Stuck on the Border Grey Sadler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    the town in the song Wagon Wheel :D
    Posts
    1,849

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    Welsh/Irish/German/French?/English?/Undetermined Native American here...talk about mutts!!

  9. #9
    Stuck on the Border
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    24,191

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    Glenn's surname comes via Scandinavian mythology. In its modern form I think of it as German. (Think of the word 'freiheit' meaning freedom).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyr

    You will note that Freyr 'bestows peace and pleasure on mortals'.

    His ancestry on his mother's side is Irish. He refers to the Nortons & the Deans in the Dublin DVD as being family names.

    The problem we have is that we don't know whether Frey is his birth surname because his mother remarried when he was very young.

    I believe that he has Scottish blood too, because there was an anecdote told some years ago about him doing some family history research in Scotland.

    Once again, like him my own heritage is primarily Irish (father) & German (mother) with some English & Scottish (mother).
    Last edited by Freypower; 04-07-2013 at 12:34 AM.

  10. #10
    Moderator Glennsallnighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    ... On a journey from innocence to experience..... In Ireland!
    Posts
    13,702

    Default Re: Glenn's heritage?

    Well if he ever wants somebody Irish to help him look into his Irish roots from the ground so to speak.......

    I Volunteer!
    'I must be leaving soon... its your world now'
    Glenn Frey 1948-2016 RIP

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •